SOURCE: Steam distilled flowering herb.
COLOUR: Clear, pale yellow with a green-red tint.
ORIGIN: Morocco

Dilute 0.5% in carrier.

AROMA: Warm, spicy, piercing, sweet and pungent, characteristic of the fresh herb.

QUALITIES: A strong, powerful oil, high in Borneol ( 22%). (Borneol is a bicyclic monoterpene used for analgesia and anaesthesia in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine and is found in the essential oils of medicinal herbs), Thymol ( 9.5%), Carvacrol( 8.2%) Alpa ternpineol ( 12.2%), Terpinene-4-ol, ( 2.9%). . Use this one with extra caution, and only in low dilution's. ( less than 1%.) Thyme is very anti viral and a powerful killer of germs, an obvious choice to vaporise especially during the winter. Thyme is indicated in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for dyspepsia, chronic gastritis, bronchitis, pertussis, asthma, diarrhoea, laryngitis, tonsillitis. Thyme is an energising and strengthening oil and will help you to focus, especially useful for those who tend to be a bit dreamy, or if returning to work after a long vacation.

It has a long history of use and can be traced back to the times of the Pharaohs, where it was employed during the embalming process. Thyme was also used extensively to fumigate; the name is derived from the Greek word thymos - to perfume.

Thyme also enjoys a long association with the culinary arts, where it was and still is employed as a flavouring and was also used to slow down putrefication. The proliferation of bacteria was slowed down and the broth was prevented from going bad for three days.

We tend to use thyme in an atomiser added to water, shaken well and sprayed around the house,with caution. Thyme is used by the pharmaceutical industry; also in toiletries, fragrances and the food industry.

Blends well with Rosemary, Bergamot, Lemon, Melissa, Lavender, Marjoram and Pine.

A member of the Lamiaceae family, it is a perennial evergreen bushy shrub growing up to forty-five centimetres in height, with small silvery green oval shaped leaves and woody stem. Small pale mauve flowers appear in spring and summer. Native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated world wide.

Borneol: Science direct


Thyme linalool